Easter Brunch Americano


If you are hosting Easter Brunch, consider this departure from the usual Mimosa.  Martha Stewart featured this cocktail in her April issue and it is a winner!  I love the bitterness and vivid color of Campari. Martha’s recipe calls for a splash of club soda, but I think a splash of champagne or prosecco would really take this cocktail to the next level.  Thanks Dad for your help with quality control on this one.  This would be a terrific drink for brunch because you can easily double or triple it, make it in a pitcher and serve it as your guests arrive with no fuss.  The Americano is a distinctly Italian cocktail, created by the makers of Campari in the late 1800’s.  Apparently James Bond ordered one in Casino Royale.  Serves 1

  • 1 oz. Campari
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth, such as Cinzano
  • splash of club soda
  • twist of lemon or orange

Fill a rocks glass with ice.  Pour in the Campari and vermouth, top with club soda (or other bubbles) and garnish with a twist.  To make a pitcher, just use equal parts Campari and vermouth and chill.  Top with club soda as you pour them.




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I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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1 Response to Easter Brunch Americano

  1. Chris Macca's says:

    Love this aperitf.

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